Balance

Description
This balance, designed for weighing packages of silk or other fibers, has a wood base, 18-inch brass pillar, brass beam, one round brass pan, and one square brass pan with two high sides. The “EXUPÈRE / PARIS / 71 / RUE DE TURBIGO” inscription on the pans refers to Philippe-Antoine-Leon Exupère (b. 1838), a prominent balance maker in Paris who won awards at several international exhibitions.
Ref: Henry Troemner, Catalogue 1919 (Paris, 1919), p. 66.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
around 1900
maker
Exupere, L.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Ville de Paris, Département de
Physical Description
metal (disjoint section material)
Measurements
overall: 23 in x 7 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in; 58.42 cm x 19.05 cm x 59.69 cm
ID Number
MG.M-12176
catalog number
M-12176
accession number
272102
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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